Wednesday 17 January 1940US date format: 1/17/1940, UK date format: 17/1/1940
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 17, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Tabaré Vázquez and Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali.
The Grapes of Wrath, directed by John Ford, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching Down on the Farm.
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- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Tabaré Vázquez: Uruguayan physician and politician 39th...
- Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali: South African poet (Fireflames).
- Tabare Vazquez: President of Uruguay.
- H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino: Kenya -- 1500m runner (1968, 72 Olympics...
- Kipchoge Keino: Kenyan runner.
- Nerses Tarmouni: Egyptian-Armenian patriarch (d. 2015).
- Richard Maloof: American musician, a tuba player in the...